PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies need a lot of things to break the right way to be part of the National League playoff picture this year. Like 2013, there are a lot of "what ifs," and the fact that a lot of those "what ifs" are a year older makes things seem even less likely.
Some MLB scouts seem skeptical that the Phillies have any chance at all this year.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal asked a few MLB scouts about the the team's outlook for the year.
"They're awful," said one unnamed scout. "Painful to watch," another scout said. "Their window didn't close slowly -- it shut," a third scout said.
Rosenthal adds that scouts are thinking less about whether the Phillies can make the playoffs, and more about whether they're even as good as the Marlins.
Read Rosenthal's entire piece at this location.
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